Members in good standing and qualified to vote who expect to be unable to visit the polls on election day, may at any time within 30 days but not less than 5 days prior to the date of the election, make an application in writing to the Election Board for an absentee ballot.
All requests for absentee ballots MUST be mailed to:
P.O. Box 7349
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
NO other requests for absentee ballots will be accepted!
Lobbyists in Maryland are trying to take away good paying union jobs. Show your support for these jobs by calling your Legislators now and saying you oppose HB66 and SB148 The Coal Community Transition Act of 2021. Find your representatives and their number at http://mdelect.net/
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the AFL-CIO Holiday fundraiser. Due to your generosity, Community Services was able to provide assistance for hundreds of union families over the past two months. A huge Thank You to brother Blaine Boone from the Local 24 Renew Group who facilitated this years fundraising.
It takes 5 years of on-the-job training, combined with classes, homework and tests to make an I.B.E.W. inside journeyman wireman. Many candidates can’t or don’t make it through our apprenticeship program – but these 46 men and women have crossed the finish line!
Congratulations to each of our 2019 graduates, who received their certificates from IBEW Local 24 Business Manager Pete Demchuk, Maryland Acting Secretary of Labor James Rzepkowski, and Will Yull, MD National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Representative.
Several of the graduates were also recognized for their excellence in grades and attendance. Awards for highest total grades went to Chloe Alexandra Starcher in the Baltimore program and Dylan McNeil Brooks in the Eastern Shore program. Jonathan Patrick McLaughlin was recognized as the Outstanding Apprentice in the class of 2019. Perfect attendance awards were earned by Dustin Frederick Guthmann, Jonathan Patrick McLaughlin, Eric Michael Milstred, Michael Eric Panza, James Maurice Peele, Jr., Kirk Andrew Shiloh, and Michael Nicholas Tarbert.
The Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the Maryland Electrical Industry is sponsored by IBEW Local 24 and the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Electrical Contractors.
Click on our Facebook link in the upper right corner of this page to view and share photos from the graduation ceremony and learn more about our training opportunities here.
BALTIMORE ELECTRICAL GRADUATES
|Nicholas Andrew Boddiford||Dustin Frederick Guthmann||James Maurice Peele, Jr.|
|Nong Emmanuel Bouh||Brice John Hartsell||Charles David Phoebus|
|Tobias David Eintou Brown||Daniel Douglas Hayes||Benjamin Cody Rixham|
|Jason Richard Carr||Donald Oswaldo Herrera||Joseph Elmer Sank|
|Timothy Dale Cox, Jr.||Brandon Norwood Hofler||Michael Charles Selander|
|Anthony Vincent DiVenanzio||Zachary Michael Hynson||Kirk Andrew Shiloh|
|Patrick Galbert Dolan||Joseph Louis Iobbi||Chloe Alexandra Starcher|
|Shane Tyler Duncan||Shane Benjamin Keene||Andrew Thomas Stark|
|Jonathan Logan Ebberts||Raymond John Kilstrom, Jr.||Kevin Matthew Strickland|
|Devan Keith Feathers||Jonathan Patrick McLaughlin||Michael Nicholas Tarbert|
|Anthony Joseph Feltz||Odakwei Kofi Tendayi Mills||Cory James Whidby|
|Adam Edward Geier||Eric Michael Milstred||Alec Steven Wolinski|
|Jesse James Glackin||Nathan Urian Moser|
|Richard Allen Golliday||Michael Eric Panza|
|Markist Boyce Goode||Angelo Paraskevaidis|
EASTERN SHORE ELECTRICAL GRADUATES
|Dylan McNeil Brooks||Matthew Thomas Reed||Joseph Christian Shipley|
The cost of the tour is $10 per person. Plan to arrive between 10:00 – 10:15 AM and the tour will begin at 10:30 AM. Lunch (buy your own) to follow at 12 noon right there at Dempsey’s in the warehouse. (Parking is free if the group eats there.)
Come see Oriole Park at Camden Yards from a whole new perspective. All of the areas visited are accessible to all. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes:
The Orioles dugout
The Press Levels
The Scoreboard Control Room
Orioles Legends Park
An RSVP is required for this trip,
by Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Call Marc Ferretto at 443 622-7818 to join this outing.
Hearings began in the Senate last week on President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Gorsuch would be terrible for working people. He’s routinely voted against the interests of working people when it comes to safety on the job and discrimination in the workplace, and has denied workers’ efforts to secure earned wages and benefits.
In the coming years, the Supreme Court is going to be taking up really important cases that will have a huge effect on working people’s right to stand together in a union to improve their workplaces, to fight discrimination in the workplace and be safe on the job. After listening to Gorsuch’s answers during his hearing and reviewing his record, it’s clear he will put the interests of corporations before those of working people.
Working people are among those with the most to lose if he’s appointed. That’s why it’s up to us to stop him.
The petition to the U.S. Senate says the following:
President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, will put the interests of corporations before those of working people. I urge you to oppose Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and insist on a nominee with a record of respect for the rights of working families.
Path to Power is a project of the AFL-CIO Political Department to identify, recruit, and elect candidates to run for local government offices. The purpose is to shift the power in local government to favor stronger pro-worker policies and develop a bench of candidates to move into higher office.
Path to Power will work with affiliates, state federations, local labor bodies and close partners to identify union members and progressive, pro-working families candidates who can run winning campaigns in identified races.
Path to Power is a comprehensive program that follows the candidate through all stages from recruitment to governing including:
Identify & Recruit Candidates – Using data analytics, local knowledge and the political landscape to identify races that can be won by progressive pro-working families’ candidates. Local labor leaders and partners will then identify potential candidates to run in those races.
Candidate Training – Path to Power, in partnership with state federations and affiliates on the ground, will train candidates on how to run a campaign, including: campaign messaging, labor issues, campaign planning, fundraising, and voter contact.
Electoral Support – Path to Power will offer continued support to endorsed Path to Power Candidates to assist in their election efforts, as allowed by each state’s election law.
Issues & Accountability – Path to Power Alumni in elected office will have access to continued issue education and policy conferences, giving alumni the resources they need to introduce and pass progressive, pro-working families legislation.
Local 24 families had a holly jolly time at the Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO
Fred D. Mason, Jr. Donna S. Edwards
A message from President Mason………….
Thank you for all of your hard work as you participated in our democratic processes. Our efforts to secure victory for our endorsed candidates from Maryland and the District of Columbia were successful.
Chris Van Hollen won overwhelmingly to be our next United States Senator representing the State of Maryland. Congratulations go out to Chris and we expect that he will continue his great leadership.
Congress members, Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersburger, John Sarbanes and Eleanor Holmes-Norton were all re-elected and we congratulate them on their victories. It is great to have such a seasoned and trusted team.
We are proud to have played a significant role in sending two new members to the United States House of Representatives: Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin. Their time spent in the governance of Maryland prepared them to be worthy of the responsibility to represent our interests on the national stage.
While our endorsed candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, didn’t win nationally, we take great pride and give thanks to all for helping to make her a winner in our jurisdiction.
We congratulate president elect Trump and wish him success in being a president for all.
Thank you for your participation in helping to secure our democracy. The struggle continues!
Fred D. Mason, Jr.
President, MD/DC AFL-CIO
7 School Street
Annapolis, MD 21401